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Bennett Ramberg

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 26 2016

Commentary: The next Chernobyl may be intentional

Chernobyl’s 30th anniversary on April 26 comes against the backdrop of growing apprehension that nuclear reactors may become a terrorist target.

Apr 26 2016

The next Chernobyl may be intentional

Destruction of a nuclear power plant would mark a zenith of terrorist violence.

Mar 10 2016

North Korea is a nuclear power. Here’s why the world just has to live with it.

The international response to North Korea continues to be ineffective. After much pouting from concerned countries, the United Nations Security Council recently responded to the new round of tests with an impressive new collection of sanctions.

Apr 01 2015

Options for the U.S. if Iran breaks a nuclear deal

Lessons can be learned from a serious nonproliferation failure: Mao Tse-Tung’s China and its quest for the bomb.

Sep 25 2013

IAEA and Iran: Resolving the nuclear impasse

President Hassan Rouhani generated a positive buzz yesterday with his United Nations General Assembly statements about Iran's determination to resolve the nuclear impasse with the international community. Though he argued Tehran was not prepared to give up its enrichment program, the new president declared "nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran's security," adding that his government was now committed to "time-bound and result-oriented talks to build mutual confidence and removal of mutual uncertainties with full transparency" to resolve any doubts.

Sep 25 2013

IAEA and Iran: Resolving the nuclear impasse

President Hassan Rouhani generated a positive buzz yesterday with his United Nations General Assembly statements about Iran's determination to resolve the nuclear impasse with the international community. Though he argued Tehran was not prepared to give up its enrichment program, the new president declared "nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran's security," adding that his government was now committed to "time-bound and result-oriented talks to build mutual confidence and removal of mutual uncertainties with full transparency" to resolve any doubts.

Feb 18 2013

コラム:北朝鮮「核武装」への対応、拙速は禁物

3度目の核実験を強行した北朝鮮。この国が「核武装中の国家」であるということを、国際社会は受け入れなくてはならない。いかにアメやムチを駆使しても、この事実を変えることはできない。今重要なのは、リスクを最小化することだ。新たな対北朝鮮政策を急ぐ前に、われわれはまず深呼吸する必要がある。

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